Unfortunately, many families in the Cincinnati area have been affected by drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious problem in the Cincinnati area and across Ohio. Drunk driving is also totally preventable if a person makes the choice not to drive after they have been drinking.
An Ohio State Representative from Bond Hill was recently arrested near Columbus for drunk driving. Representative Sedrick Denson was pulled over in the middle of the night on I-670 after a State Patrol Officer observed him speeding and crossing the white line. Denson failed a field sobriety test and refused a chemical test. He told the officer that he crossed the white line because he was checking his GPS as he was unfamiliar to the area. He is facing charges of driving under the influence, felony drug possession for a prescription medication found in his car and not prescribed to him and driving on a suspended license.
Although anyone can engage in drunk driving activities, we tend to hold our elected officials to a higher standard. Hundreds of families across Cincinnati and Ohio are affected by drunk drivers each year. If a family has been affected by a drunk driving accident, they may want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding the accident and help the family determine what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
No one expects their loved one to be involved in a serious accident with a drunk driver. A family who has been affected by a drunk driving accident has the legal right to hold the drunk driver accountable for their mistake.